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Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal

185 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3X5, Canada
+1 514-847-6226
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A major Canadian institution dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is located in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles and at the site of Place des Arts. It lies in the centre of a unique cultural complex in Canada, combining both the performing and visual arts. Founded in 1964, the MAC is the first institution in Canada devoted exclusively to contemporary art. The Museum offers a varied program, including the presentation of its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions of works by artists from Québec, Canada, and abroad.
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185 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3X5, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I recently enjoyed a visit to this museum. Two of the current temporary exhibits were of great interest to me. The first one featured Rafael Lozano-Hemmer- Unstable Presence. The exhibit features a number of large scale pieces which invites the audience to actively participate with...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was lucky to visit the museum while it was exhibiting the work of artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. His installations were some of the most creative that I have ever seen. I was not able to explore all of the museum's other rooms, unfortunately. I look...More

Thank Byron S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm shy. All these years that I went to Montreal and I never noticed the MAC. The location is great. We found some parking spots around. We were less than 5 min walk on a Sunday. Some museums have the hard mission of finding the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The is a well designed building housing some great contemporary art installations well worth a few hours visit if you like modern contemporary art.

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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

The exhibits were very cool, if a little unusual. The museum itself was small, but it is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

We got through this museum in a couple of hours and thoroughly enjoined it. Lots of interactive and techie pieces which sometimes can be cheesy but these were great. Definitely recommend. Plus a good bookstore.

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

The opening is really easy to miss with all the construction but just look for the "MAC" sign or take the metro, which stops afew floors below the museum gift store. This is a small and in my opinion overpriced museum of contemporary art. It...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

I find contemporary art exhibits can go either way for me and this visit was well worth it. The Rafael Lozano-Hemmer was interactive and interesting. I particularly enjoyed the belt display looking at masculine power, would have been very interesting to see the multiple belts...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

Huge gallery space with some interesting contemporary exhibits. I especially liked the tape measure exhibit when I was there. Other thought provoking art to make you think differently about world issues. I am not usually a fan of contemporary art, but I LOVED this museum....More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Visited in May. Thought it would take a couple hours out of my day. An hour max. Pretty small museum, perhaps part of it was prepping for another exhibit. The two interactive displays (some piano piece and some charts/graphs) were quite interesting. Art work was...More

Thank Melissa G
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Sharon T
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Response from Robert V | Reviewed this property |
Sharon, this is a museum I visit less frequently. I am spoiled by MOMA, NY. The MAC, as we call it certainly represents local and international artists, and is in a great part of town. Treir site will answer most if not all... More
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goldw19
August 24, 2016|
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Response from Julie C | Reviewed this property |
We were there for an hour and that was enough to get a good sense of all the rooms. However, if you want to listen to all the videos and read all the texts, you will need more time.
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